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Apple Watch App Development

By : Steven F. Daniel
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Apple Watch App Development

By: Steven F. Daniel

Overview of this book

With the increasing amount of new wearable devices hitting the market, wearables are the next wave of mobile technology. With the release of Apple's WatchKit SDK, a whole new world of exciting development possibilities hasopened up. Apple Watch App Development introduces you to the architecture and limitations of the Apple Watch platform, followed by an in-depth look at how to work with Xcode playgrounds. Here, we'll introduce you to the Swift programming language so you can quickly begin developing apps for the Apple Watch platform with the WatchKit framework and the Xcode Development IDE. We then discuss more advanced topics such as Notifiations, Glances, Closures, Tuples, Protocols, Apple pay, and using Swift playgrounds, with each concept backed up with example code that demonstrates how to properly execute it. We also show you how to package and deploy your Watch application to the Apple AppStore. By the end of this book, you will have a good understanding of how to develop apps for Apple Watch platform using the WatchKit framework and Swift 2.0.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Apple Watch App Development
About the Author
About the Reviewer

Creating App IDs for your WatchKit applications

In previous sections, you learned how to request a certificate from Apple to provide us with the ability to code-sign our applications, and to use the generated certificate request file to generate our deployment certificate.

In this section, we will look at how to create the application's App IDs so that we can use them to deploy our applications for testing on an iOS device:

  1. Log in to the iOS Developer portal at

  2. Click on the Member Center link that is located right at the top of the screen.

  3. Sign in to your account using your Apple ID and password. This will then display the Developer Program Resources page, as we saw in the previous section.

  4. Then click on the Certificates, Identifiers & Profiles button that is displayed as one of the options on this screen.

  5. Next, click on the App IDs item located in the Identifiers group on the left-hand side of the page, and click on the + button to display the Register iOS App...